Christmas starts for Customs blessings
Three Jet Blue Airlines flights landed yesterday, Wednesday 2 December 2015, carrying Dominicans from Boston, New York and Puerto Rico, many of who had been abroad for at least six months without visiting the country. They were allowed to bring US$3,000 in merchandise without paying a single penny in duty as part of the traditional Christmas holiday blessings authorized by the Customs Department (DGA).
The first 700 Dominicans were required to show their passports to verify the time that they had been out of the country. According to reports, their baggage was not checked.
From yesterday until 7 January 2015, Dominicans who live overseas and have been away for more than six months have special permission to bring in articles and appliances for as much as US$3000 without the payment of duty. The articles must be imported on the same mode of transport used by the passenger to travel to the country.
Dec 3, 2015
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